Is Lancome Cruelty-Free?
Lancome is not cruelty-free; Lancome products are sold
It should also be noted that Lancome is owned by L’Oreal, a parent corporation that is still testing on animals when required by law.
On Lancome’s website, they claim that they do not conduct animal testing on their products or ingredients or ask others to test on their behalf, except when required by law. As noted earlier, Lancome is owned by L’Oreal. The animal testing statement and policy I found on Lancome’s website is the exact same as L’Oreal’s.
The disclaimer that Lancome and L’Oreal doesn’t test on animals “except when required by law” is concerning.
This implies that Lancome products are sold in mainland China where all imported cosmetics is required by law to be tested on animals.
In my research, I found proof that Lancome products are currently sold in-stores in mainland China and therefore, Lancome must consent to have their products or ingredients tested on animals by Chinese officials in order to import and sell their products in mainland China.
Lancome Sold in China
To prove that Lancôme products are in fact sold in stores in Mainland China, I used Lancôme’s store locator feature on their website to find several store listings in mainland China that carry Lancôme products.
Unfortunately because of Lancome’s decision to sell their products in China and those products are required to be tested on animals, we do not consider Lancome to be cruelty-free.
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